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Andrew Edward Coutts

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Coutts AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ412209 AWMM
    • WWII 412209 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.M.Coutts (wife), Whakatane, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Andrew Coutts was the son of Peter Coutts and Edith Mary Coutts (nee Strachan). He was the husband of Ailsa M. Coutts, Whakatane.

    Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm. On this operation, 487 Squadron comprised 12 Venturas of which 11 were lost. Squadron Leader Leonard Trent, who was leading the bombers, reached the target but his bombs landed short, inflicting no damage on the power station and killing three Dutch civilians. He was shot down and captured immediately afterward. Of the 48 bomber crew who set out on the raid, 28 died and 12 were taken prisoner. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 May 1943 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • I wish that I could have grown up with both my mum and dad, but your presence was always in our lives.
    Public - Andrea Rosemarie - Child - 18 April 2017

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Chorley, W. (1996). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1943 (Vol. 4). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM

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18 April 2017Andrea RosemarieHuntly WaikatoChild
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